Use this handy eclipse simulator to find out.
Did I mention that I’m so excited for this? I’m really excited. So excited. So excited.
We’ll be road tripping to Wyoming to see the total solar eclipse. Apparently, experiencing one is really weird.
During a solar totality, animals usually fall silent. People howl and weep. Flames of nuclear fire visibly erupt like geysers from the sun’s edge. Shimmering dark lines cover the ground.
I can’t wait!
Earlier this year, I joined a group on Meetup dedicated to creating, analyzing, and talking about digital maps. It’s organized by the fine folks at #Maptime, who have an amazing enthusiasm for all things map related. It sounded like something that’s right up my alley, considering all the time I spend thinking about maps.
Last night was project night. All sorts of folks were there, working on complicated issues such as transit, land use, green space, climate effects. It’s kind of inspiring!
This story will make my Mom proud.
When Kerry and I were at the palace of Versailles earlier this week (viewing 300+ year old artifacts), we went on a tour of King Louis XVI’s private apartment.
While taking a photo, I backed up into a rope that I suddenly felt go slack. A second later, a gigantic “BANG!!!!!” echoed through the room we were in and the tour guide said “oh dear!” with a hint of panic in her voice. I’m pretty sure my heart stopped for a beat or two as well.
Turns out, I only knocked down a pylon that was supposed to separate a non-public area from a public area.
Good thing, because 20 minutes later, we saw an ugly ornate dresser (that was designed to never open — simply a decoration piece) that sold at an auction for $11 million dollars!
London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. Europe, here we come!
Benjamin Jenks hitchhiked across America and created this awesome video called, “I love people.” From the description: 5,000 Miles, 930 People, 162 Seconds.
According to Foursquare, as far as the last 6 months are concerned, I’ve been to more unique airports (11!) than bars (10). And even more unique coffee shops (13) + cafés (11).
Is this what being a grownup is like?
STS-134 NASA Tweetup and the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
On April 28th and April 29th, 2011, I was fortunate enough to participate in the NASA Tweetup for STS-134. It was to be the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the second to last mission in the Space Shuttle program. I traveled to the Space Coast from San Francisco and spent three fantastic days with fellow Twitter users and enthusiastic space geeks at Kennedy Space Center. Things didn’t always go as planned (you’ll see), but it was an experience that I’ll cherish and never forget. Godspeed, Endeavour.
Of course, I have my Rdio playlist ready to listen to on the flight home.